For Autumn/Winter 2014, Prabal Gurung took inspiration from his recent trip back to his beloved Nepal. The fur of the Yak and the colours of the Tibetan Mustang tribe along with the organic and weathered garments brought Nepal to New York.
The textures told a story of their own. The fur, sequins, and embroidery stood out amidst a sea of colour. Wrapped scarves with billowing white fur and chunky knits made their way down the runway. Thick cable knits and turtleneck sweaters were paired with small chiffon skirts revealing most of the leg and upper thigh. Contrasting with the thick, warm wrapping and draping, legs were all bare and a silk scarf trailed in the wind behind the models as they walked. The draping of layers and textures were what made this collection come to life.
The cocktail dresses were layered with soft, fluffy pashmina-looking turtlenecks and were glamorously colourful and cosy. There were feathered skirts and embroidered shoulder-baring tops. The strappy little heels were adorned with tiny bells that quietly and daintily jingled at each step.
Every article of clothing within this collection showed Prabal Gurung’s sporty take on fashion. It explored and reflected his love for Nepal and his ultimate goal - to empower women.